A fantastic PGL week

What a fantastic week at PGL for Year 6!  We really missed the three children who couldn’t make it and look forward to seeing them on Monday.

The children have all tried so many new things and have hopefully surprised themselves with what they were able to achieve.  They have all been awesome.  The adults were all impressed with their team-building skills, courage, behaviour, sense of fun and table manners!

We have taken lots of photos of the week, so if you would like to have them put on a memory stick for you to keep, then please send your child in with one in the next couple of weeks and I can sort that – there are some great ones!

Have a restful weekend and hopefully your children will teach you one of their new songs . . . “What’s that I hear . . .?” (You know all the words and actions kids!) 😉

Mrs Chassebi

 

 

 

Second week in Year 5

We have had a busy week in Year 5.  We have been playing netball in PE, practising our ball skills and playing team games.  In RE, we have explored religions worldwide, using the computers to investigate statistics and locations – the children then presented their findings to each other.  In Art we sketched plants and trees around the school grounds, paying attention to texture and shading.  Finally in Computing, we are learning about databases.  The children had great fun creating top trump cards to illustrate the structure of a database.

I look forward to seeing many of you on Monday afternoon at 2.45pm.

Wishing you relaxing weekends!
Mrs Hunter

Our second week in Year 3

The children are all beginning to settle in to their new routines in Year 3 and they’re doing a great job!

Thank you to all of the parents who attended our Parent Meeting.  It was great to see you all and we hope you found it helpful.

We have continued our work on The Firework Maker’s Daughter in Literacy this week and have been learning our visual story map off by heart.  Today, we improved the text by adding adjectives to make noun phrases.

In maths, we have continued to consolidate our understanding of number and place value.  Next week, we will be having really practical lessons on how to represent maths using resources.  Hopefully, this will help to develop their independence in the subject and help the children if they get stuck! Finding new ways of approaching a question is a great way to develop a Growth Mindset.

Our volcanoes are made and ready to erupt next week so look out for photos in our gallery!

Well done to all the children (and supportive parents) as the children brought in their first piece of homework this week.  They did really well.  Spelling scores will be recorded in the back of the homework books and returned on Monday.  We had a talk this afternoon about how it will take a little while to find the right level for spelling and children can switch their spelling group if they need something easier or harder.  Today we gave them a choice of level to learn for next week.

We hope you all have a great weekend.

Miss Shay and Mrs Lemarie

 

Week 2 in Reception!

The children have completed their second week in Reception!

This week we have been learning the letter sounds i, n, p, g, o. We have also been practicing writing our names.

A huge thank you to Mrs Barnes who was our first Secret Storyteller this year! The children sat beautifully and listened really well.

I hope you all received your child’s home learning today. Please make sure the children’s phonics home learning folder is sent back into school each Thursday so we can update them with new letter sounds.

Just a reminder reading books will be changed Monday and Friday’s!

Have a great weekend!

Miss Ward, Mrs Gelborova and Mrs Archibald

Welcome back to year 4!

Hello all,

I hope you are all well and that the children are beginning to feel settled in their new class. It has been a very busy two weeks and they have been working very hard at place value in maths and creating detailed story maps for a news report in literacy.

The children are very enthused with our Ancient Egyptian topic and have already done a lot of independent research!

Thank you to those who came to the parents meeting this afternoon, it was great to be able to catch up and discuss the upcoming year.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend

Another great week in Year 6

Week two has flown by and we have packed in a lot in Year 6!  The children have really impressed me with their willingness to challenge themselves and be resilient in Maths, which has led to them showing off their skills in rounding, ordering and comparing numbers.

In Literacy, they really enjoyed watching each other’s role plays, based on their focus book: ‘Tuesday’.  Police Officers interviewed a variety of eye-witnesses, enabling children to think of the story from various viewpoints.

The PGL residential trip is almost upon us – how exciting!  It will be fantastic to get to know so many of the children even more.  Here’s hoping for some dry weather!

Have a happy weekend.

Mrs Chassebi

Week two in Year 1!

What a week! It has just flown by.

This week, we received Dinosaur eggs to house in our class. We are waiting to see if they will hatch over the coming weeks! We have also been adding some leaves and vines to our role play area.

In Maths, we have been working on simple addition. We have focused on adding ‘one more’ or ‘two more’ to a given number. Next week we will be looking at number bonds and different ways to make a group of ten.

Next week we will be carrying on with our dinosaur theme to explore and create different story maps in literacy.

The children have worked very hard this week, and I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Miss Sperling

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome back to Year 3! The children have made a fantastic start this week and have impressed us both very much with their hard work and enthusiasm. Our topic for this half term is ‘What makes the Earth angry?’ which focuses on natural disasters including earthquakes and volcanoes. This week we began making our own volcanoes from papier mache which we will finish and then ‘erupt’ next week (Please see our class gallery for photos).

In Literacy we have begun reading ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ which will be our focus text for the first few weeks. Next week we will start to create story maps and adapt parts of the story. In Maths we are working on number and place value and next week will be ordering and comparing numbers to 1000.

Just a reminder that our class meeting is on Thursday at 2.45pm in the Year 3 classroom – We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Lemarie and Miss Shay

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to year one! It has been fantastic to meet your children over the past week and get to know them better. I can tell we are going to have a great year!

In Maths, we have been working at number recognition and simple addition. Next week we will continue to look at addition.

We have started our Dinosaurs topic and we are looking forward to exploring more in the weeks to come during both Literacy and Science.

Homework packs have been sent home today and they are linked to our upcoming learning with our topic.

Enjoy the weekend!

Miss Sperling

Welcome to Year 6!

It has been an absolute delight getting to know your children over the past few days and here’s to a fantastic final year at Two Waters!

In Maths, we have been looking at formal written methods for the four operations, which we will continue to do next week. The children have also learned a times table game, which involves a packet of playing cards, that they may wish to play with you at home.

In Literacy, we have used a wordless book, ‘Tuesday’, as a starting point for various elements of grammar.  We will continue to use it to explore powerful language choices when writing about the adventures of levitating lily pads and flying frogs.

Homework packs have been sent out this afternoon and are linked with our topic:  The UK. Your children have made clay model maps of the UK this afternoon so they should be able to tell you about its countries, along with capital cities and other towns.

Have a restful weekend and I look forward to seeing all their smiley faces again on Monday!

Mrs Chassebi